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Enterprise Risk Management Basics Articles

  • Risk Appetite:  A multifaceted approach to risk management

    Articulating an organization’s risk appetite continues to be a difficult undertaking, with many organizations failing to connect their risk appetite to strategy and capital allocation. A recent IBM thought...

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  • We Will Never Have a Perfect Model of Risk

    Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan discusses why both risk and econometric models will never reach perfection. Business cycles and surprising discontinuities attribute to imperfection. Though these models...

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  • Overview of S&P Proposed ERM Evaluation

    Standard & Poor's proposed expansion of ERM program evaluation to the nonfinancial sector has the potential to significantly affect the credit ratings process for firms in the seventeen industry sectors to...

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  • NC State ERM Initiative Responds to S&P Request for Comment

    The NC State ERM Initiative has responded to the request for comment issued by Standard & Poor's on their proposed expansion of ERM analysis to nonfinancial companies as part of their...

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  • When Strategy and ERM Meet

    This article describes the intersection of strategic business plans and enterprise risk management (ERM). Recent events concerning collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and subprime mortgages revealed that some institutions were tempted...

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  • Risk:  Dealing with Dangers Abroad

    This article addresses challenges associated with managing global risks. Even with improved global communication technologies, better understanding of foreign cultures, and international advisors, breakdowns in strategies and operations now housed...

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  • Assess the Risks – Key Strategies for Overseeing Derivatives

    In recent years the use of derivatives by mutual funds has soared. Yet, there has been little guidance offered to boards on the oversight roles when it comes to derivatives. ...

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  • The Evolution of Risk and Controls: Seeking Value Creation

    KPMG partnered with the Economist Intelligence Unit to report on the evolution of risk and controls functions within organizations. This report contains findings of how companies are re-defining the roles...

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  • Reputation Risk Management

    Corporations have started to take notice of the importance of reputation risk management, particularly in the past decade. Since 2000, research concerning reputation risk has more than doubled. A use of...

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  • Reputation Risk Management

    A 2008 survey investigated the status of reputation risk management at different companies and found that companies are aware of reputation risks but may not be sufficiently managing these risks. There...

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  • Enterprise Risk Management: The Full Picture

    An Aon Global Risk Consulting survey conducted among 103 organizations in July 2007 aimed at supporting global organizations in developing enterprise risk management (ERM) strategies throughout various organizational cultures and utilizing sufficient...

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  • Standard & Poor’s Releases a Request for Comment on ERM

    On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, S&P issued a request for comment on their proposal to include an assessment of corporate enterprise risk management practices as a key component of their overall...

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  • Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)

    The article titled One for Three provides an interesting perspective for companies using automation for their governance, risk management, and compliance concerns. Governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) software has...

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  • Managing Risks and the Strategic Advantages

    The article focuses on the importance of diagnostic tools used in managing risks and the need for a holistic methodology such as ERM for providing businesses with a strategic advantage. ...

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  • Looking to the Future with ERM

    The article focuses on the increasing number of disasters we have faced in recent years and the use of enterprise risk management (ERM) to prepare businesses for such problems. Because...

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  • Cultivating Risk Intelligence for Competitive Advantage

    Risk intelligence requires organizations to consider both unrewarded risks, taken primarily for value protection, as well as rewarded risks, taken to drive value creation. Risk management has been increasing in...

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  • Risk Language

    Internal Auditor recently published an article titled, The Language of Risk, which stresses the need for a clear risk language throughout all organizations. By using a common language, different levels...

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  • NIST Risk Mitigation Toolkit

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a risk mitigation toolkit to help risk management leaders identify the most important hazards threatening buildings and other constructions and...

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  • Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management Execution

    The Institute of Management Accountants has issued a new document that summarizes tools and techniques used by businesses that have effectively implemented an ERM program. After identifying risks, businesses should...

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  • Integrating SOX and ERM- Truths and Myths

    For most organizations, the efforts being made to meet compliance regulations are not tied to current ERM processes. Procedures should be put in place to integrate compliance functionality into existing...

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